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Optical design for a hyperspectral imager from 1 to 12 um
Author(s): Jean Giroux; Jean-Francois Legault; Yan Montembeault; Tracy Smithson; Andre J. Villemaire; Jean-Pierre Ardouin
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Paper Abstract

An hyperspectral imager capable of sensing from 1 to 12 micrometers with three (3) possible field-of-views (FOV) steerable within a field-of-regard eight (8) times larger than the FOV is presented. This level of flexibility imposes several constraints on the front-end optics especially when the maximum etendue of the spectrometer must be maintained for all configurations. This paper presents the design approach and trade-offs leading to a high performance optical design. Other constraints such as mass and volume are also considered. An important limiting factor is the size of the window and its minimum distance to the primary mirror of the telescope. The design has been optimized by re-imaging the aperture stop on each component that are critical in size: the interferometer corner cubes, the steering mirror and the primary mirror of the telescope. A set of two (2) telescopes and two (2) afocal relays are interchanged to produce 3 FOVs with optimized etendue and minimum size on critical components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4719, Infrared and Passive Millimeter-wave Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing, (29 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.477450
Show Author Affiliations
Jean Giroux, TELOPS Inc. (Canada)
Jean-Francois Legault, TELOPS Inc. (Canada)
Yan Montembeault, TELOPS Inc. (Canada)
Tracy Smithson, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)
Andre J. Villemaire, TELOPS Inc. (Canada)
Jean-Pierre Ardouin, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4719:
Infrared and Passive Millimeter-wave Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing
Roger Appleby; Roger Appleby; David A. Wikner; Gerald C. Holst; David A. Wikner, Editor(s)

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